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Purdue University Press Author Receives Gold Medal of Achievement

24 August 2021 - 11:46am
Purdue University Press author, Eric Grissell, received the 2021 Media Awards Gold Medal of Achievement in the category “Writing: Book (General Readership),” presented by GardenComm: Garden Communicators International. This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. The 2021 competition had more than 135 entries […]

Enriching Our World with Photography and Coffee Table Books

21 June 2021 - 12:32pm
We’re partial to words ourselves, but some subjects are just better in pictures. If you’re a photography enthusiast or just have an empty coffee table in need of a beautiful book, we’ve got a great list of photo books for you to skim through. A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State, Second Edition […]

Balkan Legacies: A Q&A with Balázs Apor and John Paul Newman

7 June 2021 - 12:04pm
We talked to Balázs Apor and John Paul Newman, the editors of Balkan Legacies: The Long Shadow of Conflict and Ideological Experiment in Southeastern Europe. Balkan Legacies is a study of the aftermath of war and state socialism in the contemporary Balkans. The authors look at the inescapable inheritances of the recent past and those […]

Eleanor Roosevelt, The Jewish Plight, and the Founding of Israel: Q&A with John F. Sears

13 May 2021 - 11:26am
We talked to John F. Sears, the author of Refuge Must Be Given: Eleanor Roosevelt, the Jewish Plight, and the Founding of Israel, about his motivations for writing the book, some of the new subjects the books covers, and some other aspects of Eleanor Roosevelts legacy. Refuge Must Be Given details the evolution of Eleanor […]

Books for Boilermakers, 50% off all Purdue Books

3 May 2021 - 3:53pm
To celebrate Purdue’s 152nd anniversary and the graduation of the class of 2021, Purdue University Press will be having a 50% off sale on all Purdue related books from May 6-May 20. All you need to do to is enter code 21PURDUE50 when ordering from our website to redeem the discount. You can find the […]

Excerpts from THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND THEIR LOVED ONES

28 April 2021 - 12:31pm
For Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts from Lianna Marie’s book The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones.  A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is as disorienting as it is devastating. The Complete Guide helps those suffering from the disease, their family, and friends make sense of what […]

Celebrating with Parkinson’s: Guest Post from Lianna Marie

22 April 2021 - 8:00am
This is a guest blog post by Lianna Marie, the author of The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones and Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease. This month we celebrate Parkinson’s awareness month, and that got me thinking. It’s weird to put the words “celebrate” and […]

Five Books on the Past and Present of Veterinary Science

22 March 2021 - 2:38pm
From gripping stories on the history and application of veterinary medicine to important conversations about the state of the field, Purdue University Press publishes important work on veterinary science for practitioners and enthusiasts alike. Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues: How Microbes, War, and Public Health Shaped Animal Health by Norman Cheville In one century, […]

Recommended Reads for Women’s History Month

1 March 2021 - 6:00am
To commemorate Women’s History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring books that celebrate the contributions women have made to Purdue University, the United States, and the rest of the world. Refuge Must Be Given: Eleanor Roosevelt, the Jewish Plight, and the Founding of Israel by John F. Sears Refuge Must Be Given details the evolution of […]

Establishing the Legacy of a Pioneer of Modern Weather Forecasting: Q&A with Jonathan Martin

22 February 2021 - 2:00am
We talked to Jonathan Martin, the author of Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science. Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science recounts the life and scientific contributions of Reginald Sutcliffe, an understudied and underappreciated pioneer of modern weather forecasting. Q: What motivated you to spend this amount of […]

Veterinary Science and Infectious Plagues: A Q&A with Norman Cheville

19 February 2021 - 3:00am
We talked to Norman Cheville, the author of Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues: How Microbes, War, and Public Health Shaped Animal Health. Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues covers a century of progress fighting infectious diseases and plagues, illuminating the important role of veterinary research and science. Q: What was your impetus for writing […]

The Fascinating History of Plagues and Veterinary Science

10 February 2021 - 6:03am
In one century, animal health care in North America evolved from farriers and itinerant cow leeches to science-based veterinary medicine. Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues: How Microbes, War, and Public Health Shaped Animal Health by Norman F. Cheville covers this century of progress fighting infectious diseases and plagues, illuminating the important role of veterinary […]

The Understudied and Underappreciated Pioneer Behind the Development of Modern Weather Forecasting

10 February 2021 - 5:51am
Less than a century ago any forecast of the weather was generally considered a practical impossibility. Today’s routine availability of accurate weather forecasts represents one of the most unheralded scientific advances of the last century. Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science by Jonathan E. Martin recounts the life and scientific contributions […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 2, PURDUE AT 150

9 February 2021 - 12:01pm
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post we’re featuring a few excerpts and pictures from Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer and Sammie L. Morris. A Peaceful Demonstration and […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 1, EVER TRUE

4 February 2021 - 7:28am
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post, we’re featuring a chapter from John Norberg’s Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University on the desegregation of Purdue University’s Residence Halls.  African Americans Apply to Purdue Residence Halls 1944 […]

Checking in with Purdue University Press Director Justin Race

21 January 2021 - 8:28am
We talked to Purdue University Press Director Justin Race about navigating a university press though a pandemic, what the last year has taught us, and what he’s concentrating on going in to 2021. Q: What was/is it like directing a university press in the midst of a pandemic? Justin Race: Strangely, the suddenness of it […]

Books on the History of Flight

13 January 2021 - 8:45am
Purdue University Press has a fascinating collection of books on the history of flight, from the writings of eight early women aviators to stories on the lives of notable Hoosier pilots. Read through the list below, or check out our whole series Purdue Studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics. In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots […]

Highlights from 2020: Our Year in Review

18 December 2020 - 1:15pm
As it has the previous 59 years at Purdue University Press, the work of publishing important scholarship pressed on in 2020. This year the Press published 28 new titles by 36 unique authors and editors, as well as the countless contributors to edited collections. There were also several issues added to our subscription and open […]

Recovering the Stories of Early Women Pilots: A Q&A with Fred Erisman

18 December 2020 - 1:13pm
We talked to Fred Erisman, the author of In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots of Early Aviation. In Their Own Words takes up the writings of eight women pilots as evidence of the ties between the growth of American aviation and the changing role of women. Q: What was your main goal in undertaking this […]

On Many Routes: A Q&A with Annemarie Steidl

7 December 2020 - 7:23am
We talked to Annemarie Steidl, the author of On Many Routes: Internal, European, and Transatlantic Migration in the Late Habsburg Empire. On Many Routes is about the history of human migration. With a focus on the Habsburg Empire, this innovative work presents an integrated and creative study of spatial mobilities: from short to long term, […]

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